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Young Villa winger may be on the move to MK Dons

Karl Robinson has said that he'd like to add Samir Carruthers to his MK Dons squad permanently.

Michael Steele

Samir Carruthers is one of a pair of exciting young Aston Villa wingers to have come through the club's academy recently. He is, obviously, overshadowed a bit by Jack Grealish, but he's still an excellent player with a lot of potential. And now that potential is attracting interest from other clubs.

Carruthers spent part of last season on loan to MK Dons and was only recalled due to a knee injury. Nevertheless, his time at the club was sufficient to impress manager Karl Robinson, who has said that Carruthers is "someone I'd love to bring to the club on a permanent deal." With only one year left on his contract, Carruthers seems like a prime candidate to be moved. He's had very few appearances with the senior Aston Villa squad, and there doesn't seem to be much place for him to fit in now. There's something to be said for hanging onto talent (especially cheap, young talent) but there's no need to keep him locked up in the academy, either.

Robinson was quick to say that a deal hasn't been finalised, but Carruthers was seen at the Dons home friendly to Leicester last night, so there seems to be some momentum on this. Perhaps a move will be finished, or maybe just another loan to the League One side. Either way, this won't have much impact on the senior squad. Hopefully it will, however, give Carruthers the chance to prove himself regularly.